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NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars

NASA is hoping to make history early Monday when the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Topics: NASA, Space, Mars

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Google Earth rolls out new feature to show effects of climate change

Google Earth has released a new video feature to illustrate the effects of climate change across the globe over the past four decades. The new feature, Timelapse, uses 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years to create an interactive 4D...
Topics: Google, Science Videos, Satellites, Space, Science Photos

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10 things in tech you need to know today

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been building a secretive airship company called LTA for over four years. The...
Topics: Reuters, Google, Sergey Brin

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Boeing Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia's Novosibirsk, Authorities Confirm

NOVOSIBIRSK (Sputnik) - A Boeing cargo plane flying from Paris to Tokyo made an emergency landing in the Russian city of Novosibirsk in southwestern Siberia, presumably due to the captain having a stroke, the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor's...
Topics: Boeing, Siberia

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Imaging system allows us to see UV and visible light simultaneously

When it comes to light, there’s a lot more than meets the human eye. While people can see visible light in the wavelength range between 400 and 700 nanometers — that rainbow between violet and red — there’s a lot of information our eyes...

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Hackaday Links: April 18, 2021

More bad news from Mars this week, and this time not just from Perseverance. Last week the eagerly anticipated first flight of the helicopter Ingenuity was delayed for a couple of days after failing a full-speed spin-up test of its rotors. That...
Topics: Mars, Space

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Amateur astronomers have great sky watching to look forward to this month

We’re halfway through April, but amateur astronomers and backyard sky gazers still have some spectacles to look forward to in the nighttime sky. Starting on the 16th of April, the annual Lyrid meteor shower began. Each year that meteor shower...
Topics: Space, Meteor

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Why the F-106 Delta Dart was America’s Final Dedicated Interceptor

Peter Suciu , Americas The F-106 actually proved that the need for such aircraft was simply overstated.  Here's What You Need To Remember: The F-106 Delta Dart proved to be the last dedicated Air Force interceptor, and the aircraft were...

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How Does Water go From Interstellar Clouds to Habitable Worlds?

Water moves.  On Earth, it moves in the form of rivers, rain, or ocean swells.  In space, its movements are more subtle but no less more important, and so far we understand very little about that process.  Luckily, we had a tool to help us try to...
Topics: Interstellar Clouds

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This massive dinosaur footprint was found completely by accident

Finding fossils that have remained hidden for 165 million years takes a lot of time, research, and usually plenty of digging. These ancient artifacts are usually buried deep within the earth, sometimes hidden within layers of rock and hardened...
Topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Fossils

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Inclusivity for Vehicles: Man Spotted Driving Jet Ski on the Road

Some Westerners finding themselves in Thailand for the first time might be pretty surprised by the kingdom's hectic traffic. Apparently, it can offer even more surprises.

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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter will attempt to fly again on Monday, following several delays

The Perseverance rover captured the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after spinning its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA plans to launch its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars on Monday. "Our team considers Monday's attempted first...
Topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars

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A SpaceX astronaut family: Megan McArthur is about to pilot the spaceship her husband, Bob Behnken,...

Married NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Bob Behnken present a spaceflight achievement award during a 2012 ceremony. NASA via RNASA Megan McArthur is about to pilot the SpaceX spaceship that her husband, Bob Behnken, flew last year. Together,...
Topics: SpaceX, Space, Astronaut, Spacecrafts, NASA

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Google releases the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017

Google recently released the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017. You can now explore the earth in an entirely new dimension — time. The new Timelapse feature in Google Earth includes 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years. With...
Topics: Google, Satellites, Space, Science Photos

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Hubble captures a massive black hole blazing fiery plasma trails across the cosmos

The focus of this new image share from NASA — a photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2012 — is Hercules A. The distant galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is the bright spot right in the middle of the below image. Those long,...
Topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Black Holes, NASA, Space, Science Photos

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Photos show ancient Egyptian artifacts and skeletons found in a 'lost golden city' built by King...

An ancient Egyptian artifact at the site of the newly discovered "lost golden city" in present-day Luxor. Hassan Mohamed/picture alliance via Getty Images Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,400-year-old "lost golden city"...
Topics: Science Photos, Scientific Discoveries, Archaeology

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Should You Buy Bionano Genomics in April?

Investors had high hopes for Bionano Genomics (NASDAQ: BNGO) in the first few weeks of the year. The company highlighted the progress and strengths of its optical genome mapping (OGM) technology at a five-day symposium. Then Bionano progressively...
Topics: Genomics, Genetics, Nasdaq

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Atmospheric Energy Recycling

Yet, a simple model like what I’ve shared here can help illustrate general mechanisms, and clarify some otherwise mystifying phenomenon. These simple models explain things like how back-radiation fluxes can be larger than the absorbed solar flux,...
Topics: Solar Power

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These five binary star systems could potentially host habitable planets

If you've dreamed of living on an alien world with two suns, researchers identified five double star systems which could potentially host habitable worlds.
Topics: Space

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Review of Seim and Olsen paper: “The influence of IR Absorption and Backscatter Radiation from...

Thus, not only does the calculated irradiance seem in error by about 20% over erroneous use of the Stefan-Boltzmann law, but the known bias of the sensor combined with the issue of the calibration curve not pertaining to a view like that of the back...
Topics: Carbon Dioxide

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